LAME is a free software codec used to encode/compress audio into the lossy MP3 file format. The name LAME is a recursive acronym for "LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder". Use this tag for questions about LAME encoder, using LAME with FFmpeg, etc. Also add the mp3 tag. Questions about programming using LAME ...

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LAME doesn't compress MP3 anymore

(I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) Until a while ago the following command used to work fine for compressing MP3 files: find . -iname '*.mp3' -exec sh -c 'lame -b 160 "$0" "$0"-160 && mv "$0"-160 ...
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How to stream audio and capture at the same time

I would like to save the mp3 that is being stream to the local file for archival purposes. I'm using the following line in my bash script to stream audio from a USB audio device to my icecast ...
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How to tell lame to write VBR header to stream?

I want to use lame to encode mp3 files, but instead of writing it directly to a file I want to pipe it into another program that will eventually write it out somewhere. The problem is that if lame ...
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LAME decode gives up early on long MP3 files?

I am using Lame.exe 3.99.5 64-bit for Windows to decode some podcasts. One podcast has particularly long epsiodes such as this one, at 4.5 hours. When I download and decode its MP3, I get a WAV file ...
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lameAMC wont install (for dxtory)

when i do exactly as the instructions do it opens a 'copy error' window saying Setup cannot copy the file LameACM.acm Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert ...
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(Lossless) conversion of stereo mp3 with one silent channel to mono

I have a couple of mp3s that are stereo but one of the channels is silent, quite annoying to listen to, especially in earphones. I can't get new recordings (the tracks are bootlegs with unknown ...
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Why are my MP3 files the same size, even when I change the bitrate with ffmpeg?

I converted an audio stream into 3 different settings using essentially the same format. They ended up being exactly the same size. Why is this? ffmpeg -i "Likoonl-Q1-All.mp4" -c:v copy -c:a ...
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ffmpeg audio using lame

I have installed ffmpeg from source with --enable-libmp3lame. Now when I run ffmpeg with: sudo ffserver -f ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -s 320x240 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Dealing with conflicts on linux installs

I am trying to run a linux install. I have added a rpm repo. and i am running yum install normalize But i am getting the following error Transaction Check Error: file ...
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Convert mp3 from mono to stereo using Lame

An application requires that the mp3 files it receives are encoded with 2 channels (stereo), but the original files have only 1 channel (mono). We use Lame for conversion, but i fail to make it clone ...
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LAME library in Audacity

Does anybody know which version of LAME library works with Audacity program? I would like to export sound into MP3. I downloaded latest Audacity (29.6.2012) and latest LAME lib (28.2.2012), but ...
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How to convert WAV to MP3 without adding silence at the beginning

Here's what I need to do: Convert a 30.0 sec WAV to a 30.0 MP3. I've tried doing this using LAME however no matter what I try LAME always adds a short moment of silence to the output mp3. Using LAME ...
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Dump/load metadata with FFmpeg (WMA to MP3)

I need to convert WMA metadata into MP3 ID3 tags. FFmpeg should be able to dump them into a file and load them back to another using implemented mappers. I cannot find syntax of usage though: ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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Most efficient way to convert a large ALAC library to MP3

I have a large library of CDs ripped to alac which I use as my main music library. I'd like to convert a copy of this library to vbr mp3 for portable devices, however I don't want to have to do this ...
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Automatically convert WAV files into MP3 files on Mac

Someone already had similar question but he wanted to convert FLAC into MP3. In my case I want to convert WAV into MP3 and the solution in the other question doesn't help me. Workflow would be the ...
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How do I enable LAME support for ffmpeg?

This isn't a duplicate. I am Debian 6 Squeeze and installed ffmpeg using apt-get. I didn't compile it from source. Later I installed lame from http://www.rarewares.org/. But when I try to use ffmpeg ...
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Encode mp3 from Finder in OS X

I'd like to convert a WAV or AIFF to MP3 with a right click in Finder. Not seeing any actions in automator I could use. I don't want to add it to iTunes to do it (and also duplicate it). I ...
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Do the same lame settings (--alt-preset standard) have differrent names?

I've always used windows, and therefore EAC to rip my CDs, but since I've started using Ubuntu more often, I decided to try to rip some albums there. I ended up using k3b (since I found it in the ...
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How does iTunes 128 kbps AAC compares with LAME MP3 (-V 2, or -preset fast standard)?

I've been ripping my CD's to MP3 using LAME, with -preset fast standar (or -V 2), since audio listening tests find that LAME with these settings is transparent and as good as top quality Ogg Vorbis or ...
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LAME: Switch sample rate of file without reencoding?

Is it possible to resample an MP3 file to a different rate (44.1) without doing a reencode? I have a few MP3 files that are at 48 and I need to switch 'em to 44.1, and I don't want to have to reencode ...
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Convert wav file to mp3

I have a wave file with encoded using the following. (Taken from VLC Media information) Codec: PCM S16 LE (araw) Channels: Stereo Sample rate: 44100 Hz Bits per sample: 16 The file is 30 MB I want ...
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How to install libmp3lame for ffmpeg

I already have ffMpeg running on my test server. I would want to convert all possible audio files to mp3. I get the error 'codec not found'. here's what i typed: /var/www/i/uploads$ sudo ...
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Windows Media Player will not play files compressed with winLame using LAME encoding

We have a client who cannot listen to audio files we are compressing with winLame using the LAME mp3 encoding. Anyone have any idea what is happening here?
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Converting mp3 to ogg, suggestive?

I'm thinking about converting my mp3 based music library to ogg, due to ogg being a free and open standard format (I guess there are other reasons too). As far as I know there's a chance of losing ...
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How to mix MP3's using LAME

I have N MP3 files (N files for example). I need to superimpose, or mix them into one. Is there a special LAME function for performing such an operation?